Alberto Contador

Contador: “I don’t rule out riding the Vuelta”

He’s identified the Tour de France and Olympics as the two top goals in what might be his final season, but Alberto Contador has left the door open to also riding the Vuelta a España. The three-time winner will make his decision after those two other targets but his statement will gladden the hearts of […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Why whistleblowers are crucial for cycling and other sports; Spanish calendar gets boost from return of Tour of Valencia; Cookson wants assurances if WADA takes over cycling’s testing; Contador considering dropping ‘pistolero’ celebration after Paris attacks; Keisse describes possible Wiggins pairing at Ghent Six as […]

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Why whistleblowers are crucial for cycling and other sports: part 1

A year ago, the notion of Russia potentially being out of the 2016 Olympics would have seemed unimaginable to many. It’s one of the most powerful nations on earth, took 24 gold medals and 81 medals in total at the last Summer Games, and was then regarded as one of the top contenders for Rio […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Ferrari back in the headlines again and facing trial in Italy; Anti-doping coming to US masters and amateur racing; Simon Clarke keen to take “the next step”; WADA finds Russia and five others non-compliant with anti-doping code; Alberto Contador’s brush with death; Paul Sherwen – […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chris Froome to begin his 2016 season at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Contador says it would be suicide to dope in the modern era; Gerrans and Ewan to lead Orica-GreenEdge in Australian summer; D’hoore switches focus back to the track in search of Olympic […]

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Contador says it would be suicide to dope in the modern era

Pointing to the measures taken in recent years to fight drug use in sport, Alberto Contador has asserted that top-level cycling has reached a point where it is not possible to take banned substances. “With the system of anti-doping control we now have and the quantity of those tests for the top riders, it is […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campbell Flakemore quits cycling; BMC Racing Team comments on Flakemore’s decision to retire; Fabian Cancellara confirms 2016 will be his last season; Contador’s 2016 season plan outlined – Is this the route to a final Tour de France victory?; Debt-riddled RCS Sport to sell races?; […]

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Contador’s 2016 season plan outlined: Is this the route to a final Tour de France victory?

Heading into what will almost certainly be his final season in pro cycling, Alberto Contador is putting all his chips on yellow. While 2015 saw him tackle the dual aims of Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, his fatigue in the latter and desire for one last maillot jaune on the Champs Elysees has prompted […]

Contador names his most important career victory…and it’s not the Tour de France

He’s won two editions of the Tour de France, taken two of the Giro d’Italia and also clocked up success in three editions of the Vuelta a España. However, when asked which career result means most to him, Alberto Contador doesn’t pick any of these. Instead, it’s smaller race, but one which had a special […]

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Contador: ‘It’s a Tour suited to climbers…it’s a parcours that I like’

Alberto Contador’s goal of winning one more Tour de France before he retires got a boost on Tuesday when a route was unveiled that the Spaniard believe will play to his strengths. “Overall, it is a parcours that I like,” he said, while noting that in Grand Tours things are unpredictable. “Without any doubt, it […]